I realise that of the Cetaphil products, itís the cleanser that occupies top podium for many people. I personally find it mildly irritating. I used it when travelling around New Zealand, and it was dreamy then, but as soon as I was using it with English water, my cheeks became ever so slightly disturbed. For this reason I didnít consider the Cetaphil lotion, until moving to London, where itís common in chemists. I should mention that I have very sensitive skin, and that also Iím very aware of the subtleties of its texture and appearance. Where some people might find a cluster of miniscule rosy marks par for the course, the slightest blotch irks me. Some years ago, when I first discovered high end skin care, I went mad for it and wreaked havoc on my skin, so now really look after it with a minimal approach.
The Cetaphil lotion is gorgeous on my skin. Soothing, light, easily absorbed. My favourite moisturiser suitable for sensitive skin is Mirís, but my skin drinks it up, and these days a bottle lasts about two months, becoming an expensive choice. This Cetaphil vat cost me £8.79 for a whopping 236ml. It makes a beautiful base for the foundation I use on nights out Ė Bourjois Healthy Mix. Paired with my Dermalogica Ultra Calming cleanser, my skin is happy using this. I like this better than Oilatum and a lot better than the coveted Embriolisse, which does actually irritate my skin.
I like this product a lot. I use it along with the Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar in the summer, and I use the moisturizing cream in the winter. This makes my face so smooth, and is perfect while using 0.25% Tretinoin for breakouts! I love how it's gentle and doesn't make me too oily. It's great!
I'm so thankful for this product!
I've strayed and recently come back to it and it's impressed me so much once AGAIN that I need to tell my little story and share my love for Cetaphil lotion!
I started Accutane about 2 years ago and I wasn't getting results. Then 5 months in, I switched to the Cetaphil gentle cleanser and this moisturizer and almost instantly the medication began to run its course and I had absolutely incredible results with none of the infamous dryness. I was on the medication for a total of a year and ended with 100% clear and beautiful skin. I continued to use my simple routine of Cetaphil products for 6 months after treatment and my results stayed flawless.
Then I got the urge to dabble in high end products and regimes and I did find stuff I liked but the jars were so dang small I felt like I was constantly replacing and money it was financially draining too. My skin was no better than it was on Cetaphil but I like the experience of going to a beauty counter. How silly!!
Recently it's become extremely cold here and I've been having issues with my chin. It looked like an acne breakout but was itchy. I think it was rash or eczema and I had battled it for 4 weeks. Well I whipped out my trusty Cetaphil lotion 2 nights ago and the breakout is now completely gone. My face is healthy and glowy and I won't be straying from this product again.
If you're having any kind of skin problems from acne to dryness, I recommend giving this a try because it allows your skin to truly heal and regulate itself. Products with complicated ingredients can often complicate skin issues rather than making them better. This may be the answer to your prayers and I encourage everyone to try it!
Man am I glad I didn't trust this stuff on my face and used my hands instead...all it did was severely dry out my hands and cause them to slightly peel in places, not impressed.
Thought I loved it, because of how emollient and gentle it was. Wrong. Broke me out. Must be the Cetearyl Alcohol and Ceteareth-20 combination. Also, greasy and not-so-attractive packaging.
This is probably the worst lotion I have ever used. The first reason why I don't like this lotion is that when I apply it to my face, it leaves a sticky film on my face that would later make my face shine like crazy. After this i decided to just use it on my body. But when it was on my body it felt sticky and didn't really sink into my skin like other lotions. Plus this lotion also made my skin itch around my arm. This is definitely one of the worse lotions i have ever tried, if you like this i really think you should try something else because there are lotions out there that are far superior than this crap.
This lotion is wonderful for both the face & body. It has a very airy texture which feels very lightweight, moisturizing, and smooth on you skin. My skin is kinda dry and very acne prone. Plus, i'm allergic to sunscreen and a few chemicals, so this lotion does the trick. I have been using Cetaphil for years and years and years. Your face may sting when you first use Cetaphil. Let me tell you that it is prob not Cetaphil that is causing the reaction: but the sudden change in products, or the stop of using a product. If you want a product that is trustworthy, not a waste of money (cheap for a lot of lotion), and fantastic. go buy it. Also, Cetaphil is commonly recommended from dermatologists (my mom) to acne prone & sensitive skin. Its very basic, plain, and perfect! :)
I originally tried this product because it came as part of a promo with the Oily Skin Cleanser.
After using it on my breakout-prone face for about a month, I realized that it was, actually, a body moisturizer, yet my face looked amazing!
I've always, always, ALWAYS had problems with moisturizer and have been reluctant to use one as I'd always break out (I still only moisturize my face three to four times a week), but was getting worried about wrinkles.
I thought about trying something else, but figured that I should stick with what works.
I'm currently pregnant and figured that my hormonal balance would change, however, the moisturizer still works wonderfully and I'm very happy.
I bought a 250ml sensitive skin squeeze bottle (stays sanitary), for under $9 from Wal-Mart (Canada) and, in my opinion, that's an excellent deal.
So I am a second year nursing student and i brought this lotion after developing extremely dry, stinging dermatitis type symptoms from constantly having to wear latex glove on placement. I have only had this cream a few days but so far I LOVE it! I have always been a hand cream user and have used many different ones available but recently nothing was even nearly fixing my poor hands =[[[ Anyway this cream pretty much instantly stopped 85% of all the irritation on my hands. Around my knuckles the skin had become really thick and flakey and within 2 hours or so that was gone =]
Very very impressed, the price is amazing too! I does feel slightly greasy at first but if you have properly dry skin than anything moisturizing enough is going to feel like that at first. The greasy feeling leaves after about 15 minutes anyway. LOVE THIS PRODUCT so far =]
So far I really love this moisturizer just like I love the gentle cleanser from this same brand! This moisturizer is noncomodegenic and fragrance free. It is very light and nongreasy and when I use it on my face it only takes a minute to sink into my skin! It makes my skin feel smooth but it also feels very light and hydrating. I have acne prone skin and this lotion calms the redness on my face and doesn't break me out! I love this stuff! I only wish for packaging that they could come out with a travel size version as well because I do travel often.
I definitely recommend this for skin that is combination to dry/very dry and acne prone... Im not sure if this would work well for oily skin because it does contain one oil ingredient (seed oil) so im not sure if this would work well for those skin types.